2 more murder charges laid after fatal riot at Saskatchewan Penitentiary
Inmate, 43, found unresponsive after disturbance
Five men are facing murder charges after the stabbing of a fellow inmate during a riot at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary in 2016, according to Saskatchewan RCMP.
Correctional Service Canada said at the time that three inmates were assaulted by the rioters and 43-year-old prisoner Jason Leonard Bird died.
Bird was found unresponsive in the unit by a corrections worker at about 7:15 p.m. He was taken to hospital and pronounced dead.
RCMP Major Crimes Unit-North completed an 18-month investigation into his death following the riot.
Investigators also learned of an alleged assault of a 31-year-old inmate that took place during the disturbance.
Five men have been charged with both second-degree murder and attempted murder.
This investigation is ongoing and the RCMP says further arrests and charges are anticipated.